The Drum has been named business magazine of the year at the UK's most prestigious publishing awards.
Our team collected the accolade at last night's PPA Awards in London, the highest possible recognition in the magazine industry.
Out of 600 entries from nearly 100 of the UK's finest magazine companies, The Drum took home one of just 23 awards handed out on the night.
Judges praised The Drum for its ‘audacity’ and ‘innovation’ and for ‘providing a level of excitement rarely seen in [its] sector’.
Gordon Young, editor of The Drum, said: “As many have been cutting back, The Drum has continued to invest over the last three years and now has more journalists on its team than ever before.
“It is great to see this strategy pay off and it really does demonstrate that content is king.”
From its base in Glasgow, The Drum has grown from a small Scottish magazine into a global operation, with 19 per cent of its web traffic now coming from the US. In recent times we have opened an office in London and brought in staff to cover the US and Asia markets.
Almost 1,000 members of the magazine industry were present at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night to see the trophies handed out.
Here is a full list of the 2013 winners.
PPA Hall of Fame – NEW AWARD
PPA Chairman’s Award – NEW AWARD
NME, IPC Media
Consumer Magazine of the Year
Radio Times, Immediate Media Co
Specialist Consumer Magazine of the Year
ELLE Decoration, Hearst Magazines UK
International Consumer Media Brand of the Year
Time Out, Time Out
Front Cover of the Year
Time Out, ‘Take Me, I’m Yours’, Time Out
Digital Innovation of the Year (Consumer Media)
Digital Camera World, Presents. . . Photography Week, Future Publishing
Digital Innovation of the Year (Business Media)
tesconnect.com, TSL Education
Consumer Media Brand of the Year
WIRED, The Condé Nast Publications UK
Business Media Brand of the Year
Procurement Leaders, Sigaria
Business Magazine of the Year
The Drum/thedrum.com, Carnyx Group
Customer Magazine of the Year
Olympics and Paralympics Daily, Programmes, Haymarket Network
Publisher/Manager of the Year (Business & Consumer Media)
Winner: Julia Saunders, Olympics & Paralympics, Daily Programmes, Haymarket Network
Highly commended: Glenda Marchant, Stylist, ShortList Media
Publishing Innovator of the Year (Annual Turnover Under £10 Million)
Marc Hartog, British Journal of Photography, Apptitude Media
Editor of the Year (Consumer Media)
Jane Toft, Mollie Makes, Future Publishing
Editor of the Year (Business Media)
Alastair McLellan, Health Service Journal, Emap
Writer of the Year (Consumer Media)
Ed Caesar, GQ, The Condé Nast Publications UK
Writer of the Year (Business Media)
James Halliwell, The Grocer, William Reed Business Media
Columnist of the Year (Consumer Media)
Lucy Mangan, Stylist, ShortList Media
Columnist of the Year (Business Media)
Mark Ritson, Marketing Week, Centaur Media
Designer of the Year (Consumer Media)
Tanita Montgomery, Company, Hearst Magazines UK
Designer of the Year (Business Media)
Ewan Buck, economia, Progressive Customer Publishing
Event of the Year (Consumer Media)
Your Horse Live, Bauer Media
Event of the Year (Business Media)
Farmers Apprentice, Farmers Weekly, Reed Business Information
How does The Drum team pull together an issue of this award-winning magazine? Well, The Drum will be produced in front of a live audience in July so find out how you can attend by visiting The Drum Live event site.